Azercell Reports The Major Expansion Of Its Network In 2023 (VIDEO)


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) As one of the systemic players in the digital ecosystem,“Azercell Telecom”, has maintained its status as the country'sleading mobile operator in 2023. Currently, the company'sgeographic coverage extends to 94.50% of thecountry, while its population coverage stands at 98.35%.

In 2023, Azercell continued to expand and strengthen itsinfrastructure nationwide. Specifically, enhancement works werecarried out at 207 stations in the Baku, Absheron,and Sumgayit area, and at 833 stations in theother regions of the country, with 100 of them inNakhchivan. In addition to enhancement works, Azercell furtherexpanded its service network by establishing new base stations, in 2023, 65 new stations were installed inthe Baku, Absheron, and Sumgayit area, while 70 new stations commenced operations in the regions.

The expansion and modernization project implemented to meet theincreasing demands of subscribers in data has led to significantimprovement the quality of the 4G (LTE) network and expansion ofthe nationwide coverage. Within the framework of this 18-monthproject, Azercell has installed more than 300 newbase stations across Azerbaijan, and approximately 1600 existing base stations have beenupgraded.

As a result, the total number of LTE stations of the leadingmobile operator has exceeded 3400 . Consequently,over the past year, there has been a 10% increasein 4G coverage, a 48% increase in data trafficvolume, and a 100% increase in internet speedwithin the coverage area. Thanks to the modernization project, thenetwork coverage of the mobile operator has increased by 80% in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula and by 75% in other regions of the country.

The network expansion and modernization project has providedfaster data transmission services to over 5 million people, whohave chosen Azercell as their mobile operator. As a result,Azercell subscribers can now more comfortably utilize multimediaservices such as social networks, multiplayer games, videoconferences, and a wide variety of digital solutions.

Azercell, which was the first to establish mobile infrastructureand fourth-generation LTE (4G) radio base stations in the liberatedterritories, currently operates 153 RBS based onthis technology in Karabakh. In 2023, the company also expanded itsnetwork to include the cities of Agdam, Khojaly, and Shusha,continuing its efforts to provide advanced communication servicesto the returning population in these areas.

The mobile operator, which has initiated the deployment of"green" technologies, has activated solar energy base stations inQubadli and Jabrayil. It's worth noting that 60% of the energy demand of the "green" base stations is met from solarpower. Within the framework of its ESG Agenda Azercell is planningto increase the number of green stations throughout the country inthe coming years.

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